Won Is Asias Top Performing Currency

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Won Is Asia's Top-Performing Currency
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Won Is Asia's Top-Performing Currency

The South Korean won was the "top-performing Asian currency" against the U.S. dollar in the first half of this year. Bloomberg on Wednesday called it "missile-proof" because it withstood the impact of North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

"Just over halfway through the year... the currency is up 7.8 percent against the dollar, making it the top performer in Asia", Bloomberg said.

It did not start the year "looking like a winner -- with the U.S. raising interest rates and tensions rising with its nuclear-armed neighbor", it added, and had been weak for the past three years.

G-Dragon probably won't be performing with IU on 'Inkigayo'
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G-Dragon probably won't be performing with IU on 'Inkigayo'

With IU's fourth album scheduled to be released on April 21 after a year and six months, a comeback stage is set to follow on April 23 through SBS' 'Inkigayo'.

On April 18, according to a Star News report, IU will be singing her title song "Palette" on the show.  The song was written and composed by IU herself, with the rapping part created by and featuring Big Bang's G-Dragon, causing many to look forward to the stunning collaboration.

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Wellmade Yedang Responds To Imagine Asias Lawsuit Against Actors Lee Sun Bin, Jin Ji Hee, And Yoon Seo
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Wellmade Yedang Responds To Imagine Asias Lawsuit Against Actors Lee Sun Bin, Jin Ji Hee, And Yoon Seo

Management agency Wellmade Yedang recently issued an official response to the lawsuit filed by Imagine Asia against their actors Lee Sun Bin, Jin Ji Hee, and Yoon Seo.

On April 24, Wellmade Yedang stated, It is true that Imagine Asias side has claimed that Lee Sun Bin, Jin Ji Hee, and Yoon Seo should be prohibited from entertainment activities. However, these actors terminated their former contracts with that agency through the proper means. At the time of termination, Imagine Asia agreed to the terms and requested payment of prior expenses. We have paid them all that was due.

Sechskies reportedly performing on an MBC music show for the first time in 18 years
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Sechskies reportedly performing on an MBC music show for the first time in 18 years

Sechskies is reportedly performing on MBC'Show! Music Core'!

According to Star Today, Sechskies is going on 'Show! Music Core' a day after the release of their new album, and performing two of their new tracks.

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The legendary idol group has not performed on an MBC music show since 'Live Music Camp' in 1999. This makes it the first time in 18 years for Sechskies. Meanwhile, they're scheduled to release the 20th-anniversary album, 'The 20th Anniversary', on April 28.

KARD slay while performing 'Rumor' at 'WILD KARD PARTY'
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KARD slay while performing 'Rumor' at 'WILD KARD PARTY'

Releasing their latest third project "Rumor" co-ed group KARD held a showcase titled 'WILD KARD PARTY' on April 25 at Hana Tour V Hall in Seoul where they greeted fans with their upbeat songs.

The four members presented "Rumor" along with hit songs "Oh NaNa" and "Don't Recall" as the audience went wild during the synchronized performances.

Watch a fan recording of KARD slaying the performance of "Rumor" above and catch the other performances below.

SEE ALSO: Go behind the scenes in the making of KARD's 'Rumor' MV